SETI

Civilizations Could Time Their Communications Based on the Movement of a Single Star

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has been ongoing for decades at this point. Despite that, we have yet to find…

2 months ago

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

2 months ago

How Long Will Advanced Civilizations Try to Communicate With Us?

Technosignature research is heating up, with plenty of papers speculating on the nature, and sometimes the longevity, of signals created…

3 months ago

The SETI Ellipse Tells Us Where to Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Of all the questions that remain unanswered, the question of life in the Universe is surely the one that captures…

3 months ago

China’s FAST Observatory is Playing a Key Role in the Search for Aliens

Some years ago I rememeber running the SETI at Home screensaver and would watch it for hours to see if…

5 months ago

After all of This Time Searching for Aliens, is it The Zoo Hypothesis or Nothing?

In 1950, during a lunchtime conversation with colleagues at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, famed physicist Enrico Fermi asked the…

5 months ago

Trying to Communicate with Whales is Like Talking to Extraterrestrials

Communicating between species isn't something that only has to take place between space-faring civilizations. There are plenty of species here…

5 months ago

Breakthrough Listen Scans Entire Galaxies for Signals From Extremely Advanced Civilizations

In 1960, Dr. Frank Drake led the first Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory…

5 months ago

Why Don't We See Robotic Civilizations Rapidly Expanding Across the Universe?

In 1950, while sitting down to lunch with colleagues at the Los Alamos Laboratory, famed physicist and nuclear scientist Enrico…

6 months ago

SETI Researchers Just Got a $200 Million Gift to Search for Life

Among the many outstanding questions in science, ‘Are We Alone’ must be the one that captivates scientists and public alike. …

6 months ago